Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) - Fan Theory

For all you Sebastian Michaelis fans who are hoping that Ciel’s soul finally gets devoured in the manga – I have a bit of disappointing working theory for you. If I couldn't do this much as a homage to one of my favourite animes, then what kind of fan would I be?
At the outset, I think many will agree that the manga is not going to end the same way as season 2 of the anime <SPOILER ALERT> and Ciel isn’t going to turn into a demon, causing Sebastian to be his butler for eternity. Firstly, I never liked that theory because I root for Ciel-Lizzie and; secondly, the anime itself had, in season 1, implied that Sebastian could terminate the contract and forfeit Ciel’s soul.
Now, there is my theory: - The Grim Reapers will have a lot of impact on the conclusion of Black Butler. Have you ever noticed how the manga as well as in the anime (particularly season 3 episode 10 and the special number 6) William T. Spears keeps stating that in exceptional cases Grim Reapers will allow certain persons scheduled to die, to continue living if they feel that this continued existence will be beneficial to the world. He further reiterates that this is the exception, rather than the rule. In the manga it is clarified that such instances are rare to never-occurring.
Interestingly, the entire special episode about Grim Reapers was based on this concept where Grell Sutcliff and Will Spears are deputed to determine whether a certain writer falls into the exception. They are given one months time to make a decision. Grell is inclined to let them live but is met with stern opposition from Will. In the end of the episode they end up leting the writer die. BY this we can ascertain that there are no hard and first rules or guidelines that Grim Reapers are to follow while making this decision and Grim Reapers may have conflict of opinion among themselves. 
Now what does this have to do with our macabre duo of Sebastian and Ciel? Everything! What if because of all the cases solved by Ciel and because of the work done by he Funtom Co., the Grim Reapers decide that Ciel ought to be allowed to live, despite being in the 'to-die' list? Would they sit idly by as Sebastian attempts to devour Ciel's soul? I think not. Since we can say with  pretty much certain that Sebastian can take down a Grim Reaper with ease, even he may not be able to fight them all. Also, since it is pretty strongly implied that the Undertaker is the grand-father of Ciel, and he also happens to be a a Grim Reaper, we can also bet that he too will join the fight. What would ensue would be a fight between our Black Butler and an army of Grim Reapers. 
For Ciel to live, Sebastian must finally meet his end during the battle. This would probably upset Ciel internally, as to some  extent, he cares for Sebastian (remember the cursed camera?) and he does want to fulfil his promise to Sebastian.
But he'll probably end up marrying Lizzie and live a normal (as far as possible) life. Another theory is that Ciel commits suicide and is recruited as a Grim Reaper, since it has been explained in the manga that Grim Reapers were once humans who committed suicide and must carry out duties as soul reapers as punishment.
So what do you think of the theory? Don't like it? What kind of fan am I, you ask? Why, I'm simply one hell of a fan?

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